A Story About Values And Character

Kenyan runner Abel Mutai was only a few metersfrom the finish line but got confused with the signsand stopped, thinking he had finished the race.

A Spanish man, Ivan Fernandez, was right behind himand, realizing what was going on, started shouting tothe Kenyan to keep running.

Mutai did not know Spanish and did not understand.

Realizing what was going on, Fernandez pushed Mutai to victory.

A reporter asked Ivan, “Why did youdo this?”

Ivan replied, “My dream is that one day wecan have some sort of community life where wepush ourselves and help each other win.”

Thereporter insisted, “But why did you let the Kenyanwin?”

Ivan replied, “I didn’t let him win; he was goingto win. The race was his.”

The reporter insisted and asked again, “But youcould have won!”

Ivan looked at him and replied “But what would be the merit of my victory? Whatwould be the honor of this medal? What would myMother think of it?”

What values do we teach through our example?

Let’shelp each other to cross the finishing line.

Let’s passon the beauty and humanity of a helping hand.

Everyone can make a difference.

One book, one pen,one child, and one teacher can change the world.

One action can cause a ripple effect.

Be the changeyou want to see.

Be the one to start a positivechange